Based on 7 Users
The class is ok
It was interesting at first but then it got boring because it was mainly just focusing on very particular topics from papers. The lab portion is so annoying because you have to learn how to use Matlab. To sum it up, I got to the point where I just wanted the class to be over already.
The whole class felt disorganized and tough. There were only 3 homeworks given when we thought we’d get weekly homework’s. EVERYTHING on all slides are fair game on exams, and there’s a LOT of information.
The class touches on a very interesting topic. I'm generally interested in the material. I did not like the matlab portion though as much, since my programming experience was with c++. If you are good at matlab, u should give this class a try. The assignments were graded really late, I wish they could be done earlier. TA is very helpful, and I hope he will have more office hours.
The project assigned to graduate students only was very unclear. He decided to let us know about project through a zoom call on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He said he would make accommodations but he didn't. On finals week he announced that grad students will be presenting their project on the first day of Spring Quarter despite being a Winter Quarter class. It's unfair he can constantly disregard grad students personal time and not make accommodations for the students when he stated he would. He doesn't even respond to emails and the TA responded incredibly late as well. Pretty smart of them to do all this after the instructor evaluations are already over. Professor and TA also really didn't care about the class.
The class was interesting at the beginning, but then it gradually got worse towards the end. The topics became boring and the class got really unorganized.
It was weird that he taught MATLAB, but we only had one homework and one midterm question about the syntax of MATLAB. We didn't actually have to write MATLAB code for homework like he stated he would assign us to have. He frequently talked about what's going to be on the next assignment and then never assigns it.
Also It really bugged me that during the week before finals (around 3-4 days before), he last minute decided to post another lecture and have another homework assignment due. He should at least post it earlier.
Overall easy A if you like an uncaring and unorganized professor that curves.
TAKE THIS CLASS WITH MEHTA!
Easily one of the most accommodating professors I had during Physics 5B. Grading scheme is as follows:
Quizzes: 85% of grade, 5 quizzes + lowest quiz dropped
Lab: 15% of grade
Quizzes are easy as long as you listen to the lectures, which were recorded, and take good notes on them. I did, however, take this course during COVID so if he teaches again during the school year I don't know how different it would be.